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Research roundup – Are children ‘under developed’ at school age?

Our research officer explores the findings of recent reports. There have been some incredible findings suggesting that at school age, children’s dexterity and fine motor skills are less than a decade ago due to the use of technology slowing the development of finger muscles.[1]New analysis by Teach First has claimed that 1 in 3 new

Research Roundup – Young people and the labour market

Please note, this is just one of the several weekly research roundups we present. To access the others please signup, free, to the NYA Network Our research officer takes a swing at the recently reported employment figures and what they tell us about young people and the labour market. This week sees positive news for employment

‘The Environment Now’ are Digital Leaders 100 Finalists!

The 5th Annual Digital Leaders 100 list highlights the latest champions of digital transformation across the UK. The public can now vote for their favourites across a range of award categories to put the list into a final order – including The Environment Now. This year’s list as always includes some extraordinary individuals. Competing for

Research Roundup – Serious Violence Strategy

Please note, this is just one of the several weekly research roundups we present. To access the others please signup, free, to the NYA Network Our Research Officer takes a long hard look at the Government’s recently announce Serious Violence Strategy. Last week it was reported that there had been over 50 homicides in London during

Research Roundup – Tech, Violence and Loneliness

Our Research Officer takes a look at relationships between youths and technology. Social Media and Violence In the light of the recent escalation in serious violent crime in London, many have voiced concerns over the role that social media and technology have played, from Home Secretary Amber Rudd to Met Chief Cressida Dick, various MPs,

Tony Gallagher on youth work and Ofsted’s new inspection framework.

Tony Gallagher is a former Her Majesty’s Inspector.  He was Ofsted’s national lead for youth support for some time and oversaw the inspection programme of youth services. He has had extensive experience across many areas of Ofsted’s work. The NYA invited Tony to reflect on what youth workers, youth support workers and their managers can

NYA responds to government’s £40m Serious Violence Strategy

The Home Office yesterday set out a Serious Violence Strategy to tackle recent rises in knife crime, particularly amongst young people. The strategy looks to address “root causes” of serious violence and will look to “support young people to lead productive lives away from violence.”

Research roundup – Knife crime amongst young people

Please note, this is just one of the several weekly research roundups we present. To access the others please signup, free, to the NYA Network Our Research Officer looks at the recent spate of knife crime in the capital This week has seen much media coverage on 3 young BAME murders in the capital, as well

Research Roundup – Children’s care costs squeezed at both ends.

Our Research Officer takes a look at new research showing cuts to children’s services but rising cost of private childcare. A report by The Family and Childcare Trust shows that childcare costs have surged at double the rate of inflation since 2010.[1] This has, in many cases, meant that recent government initiatives to help keep

Research Roundup – Social Mobility, education and employment.

Our Research Officer looks at social mobility following the January announcement of a £90m fund. The government has provided a statement of intent (‘the statement’) on its January announcement that £90m from dormant bank accounts will aid those young people furthest from the labour market.[1]

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